We are participating in the IMPRS-UFAST graduate school through student supervision and teaching.
Laser alignment and orientation
We are investigating the alignment and orientation of large, state selected molecular samples in collaboration with the group of Henrik Stapelfeldt at the University of Aarhus, Denmark. In this collaboration we have successfully coupled the state selection, due to the dc Stark effect, and rotational alignment and orientation, due to the ac Stark effect, in order to obtain unprecedented degrees of alignment and mixed-field orientation. We are now further exploiting these produced samples for molecular frame photoelectron angular distribution measurements.
Theoretical support on the photoelectron angular distributions is provided by the group of Lars Bojer Madsen (Aarhus). The description of laser alignment and mixed field orientation is developed together with the group of Rosario González-Férez (Granada).
X-FEL investigations of gas-phase molecules
Our projects on the diffractive imaging and photoelectron investigations of controlled gas-phase molecules are performed in collaboration with the Coherent Imaging Division (Henry Chapman), the Max-Planck Advanced Study Group at CFEL, the groups of Henrik Stapelfeldt (Aarhus University), Arnaud Rouzee and Marc Vrakking (Max-Born-Institute Berlin), and many other colleagues around the world.